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What is Love?

Love triumphs in the end. This Valentine’s day post was the runaway #1 post of 2019. Thanks for reading ThePreachersWord. I appreciate everyone’s encouragement and support. I hope you enjoyed this 10 day trip down memory lane.


On this day, February 14, 270 A.D., a man by the name of Valentine, a religious leader in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed.

According to History.com, The Roman Emperor, known as Claudius the Cruel, “was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns.” Apparently, he was having a difficult time getting men to join his army because of their attachment to the wives and families. So, Claudius banned all marriages and engagements in Rome.

According to one of the legends, Valentine, “realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.”

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